Buckley's Upper School Summer School provides the opportunity for students entering grades nine through twelve to enroll in a class that is equivalent to a full year of mathematics, science, Human Development, or Intersections of Identity. These classes satisfy the school's graduation requirements and allow students to schedule classes with greater flexibility during the school year. Please note that our summer classes are very demanding, given that a school year’s worth of material is covered in only six weeks, or three weeks for Human Development and Intersections of Identity.
 
Registration
Registration will be open on Friday, February 4, at 5:00 p.m. and will close for returning Buckley families on April 1; new incoming Buckley families will be able to register until May 1. Please click on the “Register Now” links on the Upper School Summer School homepage.  If you experience technical difficulties with the registration process, please email summersupport@buckley.org.

Note: All classes are subject to minimum enrollment requirements.

Academic Courses

Mathematics

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  • Honors Geometry

    Students learn classic Euclidean geometry and some non-Euclidean topics, including coordinate geometry. Students employ inductive and deductive reasoning, discuss formal proofs, and study problems of measurement of two- and three-dimensional figures. The rich semantics and structure of geometry are absorbed into the student’s vocabulary.
     
    Math department chair approval is required.
    This course satisfies The Buckley School's geometry requirement.

    Dates: 
    June 13 through July 22
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,300
  • Honors Pre-Calculus

    This course concentrates on those topics of algebra and trigonometry that must be internalized to succeed at the advanced level of mathematics required in the study of calculus and other college courses. In the spring, honors students will prepare for the SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2. Topics covered will include functions (polynomial, trigonometric, and polar), complex numbers, systems of equations (linear & quadratic), vectors, and conic sections. In addition, the honors course will cover limits as an introduction to the AP Calculus AB course.
     
    Math department chair approval is required.
    This course satisfies The Buckley School's Pre-Calculus requirement.

    Dates: 
    June 13 through July 22
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,300

Science

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  • Chemistry (Grade 10)

    This course investigates the general nature of matter and the changes that matter undergoes. A strong emphasis on Stoichiometry and quantitative skills (algebra-based) are included in this course. Topics include, but are not limited to matter and energy, electronic structure, nomenclature, chemical composition and quantities, gases, liquids and solids, solution stoichiometry, and equilibrium. The laboratory component of this course emphasizes techniques foundational to chemistry with a heavy focus on qualitative and quantitative data collection, calculations, and critical thinking application. This course can serve as a preparatory course for AP Chemistry.
     
    This course satisfies The Buckley School's chemistry requirement.

    Dates: 
    June 13 through July 22
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,300
  • Honors Physics (Grade 11-12)

    This course covers mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, heat, kinetic theory and thermodynamics, and modern physics. An emphasis is placed on a mathematical understanding of physics principles. Coursework involves lectures, homework assignments, labs/demo activities, and formal assessments that require students to demonstrate problem-solving skills in the context of a science situation. 
     
    Science department chair approval is required.
    This course satisfies The Buckley School's Physics requirement.

    Dates: 
     June 13 through July 22
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,300
  • Physics (Grade 11)

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of Chemistry and concurrent enrollment in or successful completion of Algebra II In this course, the rules that govern the physical world are explained through the use of practical examples, analogies, hands-on labs, and mathematical principles. Topics covered include motion, gravitation, momentum, energy, electricity and magnetism, sound, and light.

    Science department chair approval is required.
    This course satisfies The Buckley School's Physics requirement.

    Dates: 
     June 13 through July 22
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $2,300

Human Development & Intersections of Identity

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  • Human Development

    Students are presented with information on study and metacognitive skills, learning styles, stress, nutrition, and fitness related topics, and personal and community health topics. This knowledge is used to facilitate classroom discussions during which students are challenged to analyze this information and to explore their own values and beliefs. This course will help students clarify their personal opinions, be better prepared to articulate their opinions to others, and provide them with necessary information to make educated choices on topics relevant to today’s adolescents.  This course is also part of a year-long transition process to help students acclimate to the Upper School.

    This is a mandatory ninth grade course.

    Human Development is running two sessions:
    Session 1 June 13 through July 1
    Session 2 July 1 through July 22

    Dates: 
     June 13 through July 1 & July 5 through July 22
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $1,150
  • Intersections of Identity: Leadership, Diversity, and Equity

    This course focuses on identity and points of connections within groups. The start of high school is a key time to examine identity and how it reflects personal values as well as the values within a community. Students develop leadership skills to effectively engage in discourse with the community surrounding topics of diversity, identity, and equity. Cultural competency development is essential for equipping today’s students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the increasingly complex challenges of our global society successfully and compassionately.

    This is a mandatory ninth grade course.

    Intersections Of Identity is running two sessions:
    Session 1 June 13 through July 1
    Session 2 July 5 through July 22

    Dates: 
     June 13 through July 1 & July 5 through July 22
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $1,150

Enrichment Courses

These courses give an insight into high school Film and Computer Science at Buckley. These are not classes for course credit.

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  • Film Production

    Summer Film Production is a course designed for those who are interested in methods of video production that fall both in and out of the narrative filmmaking realm. In this course, students will learn the ins and outs of narrative filmmaking, podcasting, TikTok, and various other mediums in which visual communication is presented. A typical day in the Summer Film Production course can range from shooting a series of comedy sketches, to recording a podcast, to creating a TikTok PSA!

    Dates:  June 13 through July 1
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $1,150
    Open to grades: 9, 10, 11
  • All About Tech

    A three-week course that explores many of the amazing tasks you can complete with the aid of technology. In the first two weeks, the students will explore and use a different type of technology. Each day will be devoted to learning the following: Python, Java, HTML, desktop publishing, video editing, robotics, web design, digital photography, game design, and music. In the last week, students will pick one or two days of what they learned and dive deeper into that technology.

    Dates:  June 13 through July 1
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $1,150
    Open to grades: 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Coding Python

    A three-week course for anyone that wants to learn the fantastic computer language that is taking the Computer Science field by storm.  Students need no prior knowledge, but if they have some, they will be surprised at what we learn. Starting at the very basics, students will learn variables, data types, casting, strings, booleans, operators lists, tupes, sets, dictionaries, if-else, loops, functions, lambda, arrays, objects, and Tkinter.  Students will be able to create their own GUI (graphic user interface) by the end of the class. Students do not need to bring a computer.

    Dates:  July 5 through July 22
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Fee: $1,150
    Open to grades: 7, 8, 9, 10

COVID-19 Update

The Buckley School’s top priority is the health and safety of our children and staff. We hope we can provide an on-campus summer school experience. In these uncertain times, we will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC, consult with medical experts and public health authorities, and keep families updated with more information as it becomes available.

Summer School Dates

The 2022 Upper School Summer School will begin on Monday, June 13, and end on Friday, July 22. All classes meet daily from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with the exception of the following:
 
Intersections of Identity, Human Development & Enrichment Courses
June 13 through July 1, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Session 1)
July 5 through July 22, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Session 2)
 
Summer school will be closed on Monday, June 20 and Monday, July 4
 
First semester final exams will be given on Friday, July 1. Second semester final exams will be given on Friday, July 22. Students must be in attendance for final exams to receive credit for summer school. Exams will not be rescheduled.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Dean of Students George Russo at (818) 783-1610, ext. 738 or at grusso@buckley.org.

Fees

Geometry Honors | $2,300
Pre Calculus Honors | $2,300
Chemistry | $2,300
Physics Honors | $2,300
Intersections of Identity | $1,150
Human Development | $1,150

Financial aid is available for summer school. Please contact Dale Bartels in our business office at 
dbartels@buckley.org or extension 723 for more information.